Gift giving….it’s a tricky business. Sometimes people are stumped for what to buy (I’ve been there. Stressing about what to buy someone – “Will they like it?” “Do they need it?” “Will they want to re-gift it?” – can be so nerve-wracking, after all, and can take all the fun out of buying.) To help relieve the conundrum and angst that can ruin the jolly art of gift-giving, why not drop some hints? Sure, it might ultimately take the surprise out of opening your gift, but then again, you’ll get something you truly love. And just think about it this way: You won’t have to fake an
I thought that this year would be different; that I wouldn't be posting the usual "I'm grateful for X." But somehow, this morning, with Thanksgiving Day approaching, I've been hit with a sentimental moment. So I'd better strike while the proverbial iron is hot! Thanks for being here and for reading my blog. Being a writer sometimes feels like I'm yelling into the great unknown black hole. I'm so grateful to have real, live people read and/or comment on my words, which I hope touch and resonate with you in some way. I'm always happy - and curious - to read what you have to say, too. This year, our
How were your holidays? Hopefully full of fun and good cheer. But I know that's not the way for everyone. Some of it might be forced cheer. Maybe you're tired of putting on a happy face. Maybe happiness is just...overrated. Why try so hard? Click on over to my other blog on healthywomen.org, where I let you in on a secret. And please do me a special favor? Feel free to ignore my advice. Do you have any secrets to share on how to be miserable?
Holiday Hangover? Coming down from all the excitement can be tough. Here's something guaranteed to make you smile. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThQKtgBloUw
Happy New Year, dear faithful readers! Thanks for visiting, because without you, there would be no blog. This blog is my way of having a conversation with like-minded people (and even if you're not like-minded, I like to hear those opinions, as well). And if you enjoy reading it, can I impose on you to do a few things? Tell your friends about it. (The way I see it, the more, the merrier). Tell me what you like, what you don't like, what you'd like more/less of. (I aim to please). Tell me what some of your New Year's resolutions were. That is, if you made any. (Maybe it'll be a good
Please don't call me a Scrooge (okay, go ahead if you must), but since the holiday hoopla started just about the time Halloween was winding down, I'm really tired of it by now. The endless catalogs cluttering my mailbox; the flash sale pop-ups each time I turn on my computer - they're like those pesky black flies that keeping dodging the swatter and are impossible to kill! - the commercials at decibel levels that make my ears ring; the Christmas songs that play...and play...and play...in an endless reel long after they've actually stopped playing but instead get stuck in my head and follow me to bed